Phoenix Motorcycle Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Have you or a loved one recently been involved in a motorcycle accident? Did you sustain injuries as a result of the other driver's actions? Were they drunk at the time of the crash? If so, you may have grounds to take legal action against the at-fault party. But in order to do so, you'll need experienced representation. Let The Husband & Wife Legal Team of Mark and Alexis Breyer be your counsel. With a successful track record spanning two decades, the Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have the resources and tenacity to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Of course, you may be thinking - "What good will it do? The damage has been done." While a settlement or suit may not be able to undo the past, it can help with any immediate hurdles that you and your family may be facing. Arizona motorcycle accidents, especially those involving drunk drivers, often result in catastrophic injury. As a result, you are probably facing significant bills and financial questions. With a successful settlement through Breyer Law Offices, P.C., you can secure the funds necessary to recover comfortably.
Depending on the accident and the subsequent injuries, you may be able to collect on one or more of the following damages:
- Any necessary medical treatment, present or future
- Financial coverage for lost wages or employment
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
- Funeral and burial costs
If you or your loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle crash caused by a drunk driver, our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help. We have been ranked among the Top 5 Personal Injury Lawyers in the Phoenix area by North Valley Magazine and awarded 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. You can rely on us to stand by your side and fight for your rights and interests, every step of the way.
Motorcyclists accidents in which riders are killed by drunk drivers have been in the news nationwide, including Arizona. ABC News reports on a drunk driver in Phoenix with a history of DUI who hit and killed a man travelling to work on his motorcycle in early 2016.
According to reports, a drunk driver in Pima County hit two different motorcycles in a single trip, putting one of them in the hospital. He attempted to pass a motorcycle, changed his mind after seeing an oncoming vehicle, and moved back into the lane, colliding with the motorcycle (the rider was able to pull over without crashing). The drunk driver continued at a high rate of speed, hitting and hospitalizing another motorcyclist. Police later found multiple bottles of alcohol in the passenger side of the car, including vodka, some of which had already been consumed.
As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving caused 9,967 deaths in 2014, including motorcyclists, accounting for approximately one-third of the nation’s traffic fatalities. In Arizona, alcohol-impaired driving was involved in 26% of total statewide traffic deaths.
Alcohol-impaired driving is a menace to all motorists on the roadways. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable, as they lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle and will sustain far more serious injuries in a crash than passenger vehicle occupants.
Drunk driving is a serious crime, and carries severe criminal penalties. Injured victims of drunk drivers have the right to seek to recover compensation for the losses they have suffered if hit by an impaired driver.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (DOT) reports the following facts about motorcycle accidents and alcohol-impaired crashes statewide in 2014:
- 3,189 motorcycle crashes accounted for 1.52% of all traffic crashes.
- 127 people were killed in motorcycle accidents.
- 2,655 motorcyclists were injured.
- 4,887 crashes involved alcohol-impaired driving (4.46% of all traffic crashes).
- 238 fatal crashes (4.87%) were alcohol related, killing 265 people.
- 3,146 people sustained injuries in alcohol-related accidents.
When we handle your motorcycle accident case at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., you are not "just another number" in our office. We have dedicated our practice exclusively to representing injured Arizona people in personal injury matters, and we take a very personal interest in the cases of those we represent.
We offer a free case consultation with no obligation. When you work with our firm, you pay us nothing until we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. Contact our Phoenix injury attorneys today to learn about your options under the law, and how to best proceed with pursuing compensation. We can be reached at (602) 267-1280.
- What to Do If You Are a Motorcycle Rider Struck by a Phoenix Drunk Driver
- Reducing Your Chances of an Arizona Drunk Driving Accident
- Must-Know Tips on How to Measure Your Arizona Drunk Driving Accident Risk
- Motorcycle Fatalities and Alcohol Involvement
- Arizona DUI Laws - Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS)
- Impaired Driving in Arizona